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TGIFC#142 Sketch Challenge ~ Sweet Soiree

Snow Day!  Well, actually it’s an ICE day.  Either way, it’s a great day to stay indoors and craft.  We have a fantastic sketch this week on the TGIF Challenges blog.

To play along, simply use the sketch below to inspire your card creation and upload it to our blog.  We select a winner each week and it could be you!

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I finally decided to break out the Sweet Soiree Suite of products.  The designer series paper is absolutely gorgeous with handpainted florals and silver metallic accents.  I used a few of the papers to build the background of the card, but the real show-stopper is the cake image from the Cake Soiree stamp set.  Multiple die cuts and stamped images were used to create a beautiful cake topper that looks good enough to eat!

 

In this close-up image, you can see the glittery dots and “icing” created with the Shimmery White embossing paste and the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks.  The raised texture of the dried embossing paste adds an interesting aspect to the card, don’t you think?

Sweet Soiree Close Up

You can check out the designers’ inspiration cards HERE.

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Last Minute Santa ~

The designers at TGIF CHALLENGES are sharing our last-minute projects with you on our blogs today.  The month of December has been nothing but Bath Bombs & Ballerinas for me, so I’m sharing my quick packaging idea for these fun gifts.

I started with some fun printed cello bags and filled them with 1-3 bath bombs, depending on their size.  The tag features the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set, Foil Snowflakes, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Silver Mini Tinsel Trim.

Bella handed these out to her dance classmates and they were thrilled.  I can’t wait to hear how they worked when we return to classes next year!  If you are looking for a great bath bomb recipe, just scroll back through my posts.  It’s there and easy to follow!

Next week, I’ll begin sharing sneak peeks from the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalog.  You don’t want to miss it!

Have a safe & Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Carols Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m sure you are busy with last-minute prep for the holidays.  If you haven’t started your card-making, it’s not too late!  I’ve chosen some simple designs from the Holiday catalog to CASE (Copy & Share Everything) that fit this week’s theme at TGIF Challenges.  Our creations are inspired by Christmas Carols and we would love for you to play along with us.  If you don’t celebrate Christmas, you can choose a song from whatever holiday you celebrate.  Click HERE to view the Design Team’s inspiration cards.

Check out page 14 of the Holiday Catalog.  Can you see which cards I copied?  One of them is part of a scrapbook page!  Both of my cards today use the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack.  These card packs are just perfect for whipping up a quick, simple card.

On this first card, I started with a Whisper White card base, then layered a trimmed-down piece of Crumb Cake pattern card from the Memories & More pack.  I’ve been dying to cut into this beautiful plaid paper from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper, so this was a perfect fit.  The greeting is from one of the 3″ x 4″ cards and I trimmed it to fit onto the black-striped border card.  Instead of ornaments, I embellished the final card with a simple White Baker’s Twine bow.

This copied card is also pictured on page 14.  You’ll notice that I stepped it up a bit.  I added the plaid paper and switched to green trees with White Craft ink plus Clear wink of Stella.  The musical note paper is from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.

Again, we would love for you to join our challenge and play along.  You’ll find all the details HERE.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

This week is theme week at TGIF CHALLENGES, so you can use the theme of gratitude to spark your creativity.  The designers have posted an amazing assortment of “Thank You” projects that you simply must see!  CLICK HERE to view our post and remember, we’d love to have you play along!

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The past few months have been so chaotic and I’m realizing that I’ve used very little of my Holiday catalog supplies so far.  I always need to create Thank You cards during the holidays.  We often have patients bring in baked goods and small tokens of appreciation.  It’s nice to have the thank you cards ready to go.  So for my inspiration card, I used traditional Holiday products to created a card that would work any time of the year.

All Things Thanks

The background paper is from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper pack.  I’m loving the Buffalo plaid, aren’t you?  I added a Foil Snowflake, some Real Red ribbon, and a few Black Rhinestone Jewels to accent the focal point.  The sentiment is from the All Things Thanks stamp set.  I find it to be incredibly versatile and one of my go-to stamp sets.

 

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Finally, I just want to tell you how thankful I am for these ladies above (and a few more that aren’t pictured).  They are amazingly creative and sweet.  I am truly blessed to know them and to get to work with them on a weekly basis in the TGIF Challenges.

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#TGIFC132 Color Combo! So Neutral ~ Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Normally relegated to the background or supporting role, the neutrals are taking center stage today in the Color Combo Challenge for TGIF Challenges.  We are using Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede as the main colors for our card creations.  You can check out what the other designers did with this combination HERE.


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I started by creating a background with die-cut squares of varying sizes and colors with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Don’t you just love how it creates a quilted look with the faux stitching around the edges?

Next, I stamped the “Thanks” sentiment from the Color Me Happy stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Mememto Ink.  I created an ombre effect with the coloring by using the new Crumb  Cake Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment was fussy cut, then popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The new mini dimensionals were the perfect size for this focal point.

 

I stamped the “You” in Soft Suede ink by masking off the remaining part of the Thanks sentiment.  As a final touch, I added just a few of the White Perfect Accents.

     

As always you are invited to play along with our weekly challenges.  Make a card using the color combination of Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede, then upload it to our TGIF Challenge Blog.  We’ll announce the winner next Friday.

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